Why Buy Organic Food

Is Organic Food Healthier?


There is no scientific evidence or studies that show that organic food is healthier or more nutritious than non-organic food. If it’s not more nutritious then why buy it?

The primary reasons are listed below:

Organic food is produced using no pesticides, insecticides, or chemical fertilizers.

Even though it may not be more nutritious, it’s certainly safer. Pesticides, insecticides and chemical fertilizers are toxic to the human body and can cause sickness, mental disorders and even death in some cases.

Foods certified organic do not contain, preservatives, artificial flavorings, food additives, flavor enhancers, chemicals or colorants.

Food additives, preservatives and artificial flavorings are chemicals that the body treats as toxins. A diet heavy in chemical laden foods can overwhelm the liver and cause the body to store these toxins in fat cells. Individuals with weight problems may be over weight primarily because they are full of toxins.

Some organic foods, simply taste better.

If someone has eaten processed food for most of their life, organic food may not taste very good. Organic food is all natural and doesn’t contain excess sugar or any flavor enhancer’s, so it could take a while to appreciate the taste of real food.

Organic meat and poultry is produced from live stock that is raised without growth hormones, antibiotics, are uncaged and fed natural feed.

No one knows what the impact on human health is when eating meat and poultry that were injected with antibiotics and growth hormones. The impact may be very little or quite a lot. Until more is known, eating organic is the safer alternative.

There’s a downside to eating organic food and the primary one is, cost. Organic foods cost 30 to 50% more than non-organic food. For many this is a major downside. The poor and the elderly living on fixed or low incomes, may not be to afford to eat organic foods. Even for those who can afford the cost, adding 30 to 50% to their food budget may not be very desirable.

The other downside is appearance and spoilage. Organic food contains no preservatives and doesn’t keep very long. It also doesn’t have any waxes or colorants to make it look pretty. What you see, is what it is.

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